Take a cruise on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer

Clevedon, Somerset

Savour the seaside at its most elegant and relaxing, but be warned – you might bump into Clevedon Pier’s resident ghost while waiting for the steamer.

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The Waverley paddle steamer visits Clevedon every summer for cruises down the Somerset and Devon coast and across to Wales. Catch it from the Grade I-listed Clevedon Pier, described by Sir John Betjeman as "the most beautiful pier in England”.

Once back on dry land you can catch a film at the charming Curzon community cinema, which has been showing films since 1912, and buy unique gifts at Clevedon craft centre.

Later on follow in the footsteps of David Tennant down Hill Road, great for independent shops, and used as the High Street in ITV’s “Broadchurch”.

Enjoy glorious coastal walks, a marine lake for canoeing and swimming, and a rocky shoreline with tremendous views across to Wales that inspired poets including Tennyson and Coleridge.

Other popular nearby attractions include the National Trust’s beautiful Clevedon Court and Tyntesfield houses, and lions, tigers and elephants at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm.

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